What My Child is Learning


Organisation of the Curriculum

Pupils are organised into year groups with three classes in each year group. No class exceeds 30 pupils. Every class in Key Stage 1 (years one and two) and the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) are provided with a Teaching Assistant to support learning. Every year group in Key Stage 2 (years three, four, five, six) has a Teaching Assistant. We also have additional teaching staff who work in partnership with year groups, to support those with English as an additional language.

Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 follow the National Curriculum and are taught Mathematics and English every morning. In the afternoons we teach subjects included in the National Curriculum through a ‘Creative Curriculum’ approach, whereby opportunities for linking subjects and skills are identified and planned to enhance children’s learning. The subjects covered include: Science, Design Technology, Computing, Personal, Social, Emotional Development (PSED), History, Geography, Music, Physical Education (PE) and Art. We follow Newham’s Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and Spanish is taught to all year groups by our specialist teacher Ms Martinez.

Children in the Foundation Stage follow the areas of learning set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This includes the 3 prime areas which are: Communication and Language (CL), Physical Development (PD) and Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED).
And the 4 specific areas which are: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world (UW) and Expressive Arts and Design (EAD).

The curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of all children and those who have a specific learning need are supported by our Learning Support Assistants.

Our Curriculum Overview for Year can be found here.

Curriculum information for Parents

Spring Term 2018



Topic: Space e and local environment/ Dinosaurs and Animals

Maths: counting, writing and recognising numbers to 20 and above.  They also be learning about everyday positional language.  They will learn to name and describe 3.D shapes and order items by length, weight and capacity.  Children will also be introduced to adding and taking away.

English: begin using the sounds they have learnt in their writing.  Begin to learn the important red words given to the children weekly.  Read books with rhyme and continue a rhyming string. Be able to talk confidently to adults and peers about what they doing and learning about.

Understanding of the World: Begin to understand the features of space and Earth.  Have an understanding of how we live on Earth and identify features of out local area. Identify different animals and how they grow and live in different environment and learn about some pre historic animals.

PSED: begin to understand different emotions and the effect they have on behaviours during different times.

Creative: begin to explore how sounds can be changed and play a variety of musical instruments.  Explore and idenfify how different medias can be used to create one picture

Physical Development. , begin to use equipment in P.E safely.

P.E.Times: Reception have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. (Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days).


Year One

Maths: Children will solve one-step problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher.  Children will recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.  They will sequence events in chronological order using language relating to dates, including days of the weeks, months and years.  Children will recognise and name 3-D shapes.

English: Children will recognise and retell traditional tales, they will make up their own fantasy story based on the book ’The Paperdolls.’ Children will read different imagery poetry and use this as a basis to write their own poems based on the senses.    They will also write character descriptions and recounts. 

Science & Design Technology: Children will be learning about ‘Animals including Humans, and look at the similarities and differences between these animals. In the second half they will be learning about plants and the different plant names and parts.

Geography: Children will investigate the United Kingdom, rivers and the surrounding seas.

History: Children will be investigating homes past and present.

R.E:  Children will explore what it means to belong to Christianity and what it means to be a Hindu. 

ICT: Children will look at data handling and use digital cameras. 

PSHE: The topic this term will be Living Long, Living Strong.

P.E.Times: Your child has PE on Mondays and Wednesdays (Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days).


Year Two

Maths: Children will ask and answer questions comparing categorical data.  They will solve addition and subtraction questions.  They will recognise, find, name and write fractions.  They will name and describe 2D and 3D shapes, finding the line of symmetry. 

English: Children will write familiar stories using punctuation such as, capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, and speech marks.  They will write based on the book ‘The Paper bag Princess,’ they will also write a newspaper report based on ‘The True Story About The Three Little Pigs.’ Poetry and diary writing will be based on the Great Fire of London.

Science & Design Technology: Children will explore different materials, identifying and naming man made and natural materials and examining the changes that occur through cooling and heating.  They will investigate plants, observing, describing and labelling different parts as well as looking at how plants grow in the local environment.

History: Children will investigate the Great Fire of London as well as Samuel Pepys and Christopher Wren.

ICT: Children will look at using the internet safely to research quality resources and word processing.

R.E: Children will examine what is forgiveness and how people forgive in different religions.  They will also look at the importance of Easter for Christians and ways in which Easter is celebrated.

PSHE: The topic this term will be money matters.

P.E.Times: Your child has PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. (Please ensure that they bring the correct change of clothes for these days).



SMSC and British Values

At Southern Road we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. For further information please see the policies section of our website.


Visit from London Fire Brigade


Culturally Inclusive Week



Garden Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday